Ok now that the Borough of West Chester is safely in Microsoft’s “cloud” for email services we can’t possibly stop there (can we). Next in line is Microsoft’s “Sharepoint” service which will allow employee’s to safely, securly and easily access their files from anywhere with an internet connection.
This new service could play a large part in retiring yet another server (Citrix). There are some challenges here because applications do not run through Sharepoint. However many of us only need access to our files (documents) so there is alot of advantages to this type of cloud service.
Another strong advantage to this type of cloud service is the storing and availability of HR (human resoource) documents and other shared files everyone needs access to. Even public files can be stored here for our residents!
Yet another intriguing advantage regarding Microsoft’s “Sharepoint” service is that not only does it allow users to access their files from anywhere but it also has the ability to intigrate the files within your Microsoft Outlook client!
During the next couple of months a few employees will be selected to help me beta test this service and evaluate it’s potential.
The Borough’s “Sharepoint” portal is already up and running so stand-by for more information. If you are interested in helping to beta test this new service please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to learn more about Microsoft’s “Sharepoint” go here to learn more.